Engineering & Transportation
Trade in your item
Get a $0.37
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Watching Words Move Hardcover – May 4, 2006


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover, May 4, 2006
$120.34 $9.15

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

China
Engineering & Transportation Books
Discover books for all types of engineers, auto enthusiasts, and much more. Learn more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (May 4, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811852148
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811852142
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 6.3 x 6.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,180,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar have been partners in their design firm for more than 45 years. They have designed many famous trademarks, such as those of Mobil, PBS, and Xerox, as well as several major museum exhibits. A large exhibition of their work recently has been shown in New York, Washington DC, Tokyo, and Mexico City.

Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar have been partners in their design firm for more than 45 years. They have designed many famous trademarks, such as those of Mobil, PBS, and Xerox, as well as several major museum exhibits. A large exhibition of their work r

More About the Author

Ivan Chermayeff
A prolific designer, illustrator, and artist, Ivan has created memorable, iconic images for literally hundreds of clients. As a founding partner of Chermayeff & Geismar with Tom Geismar, he has played a significant role in establishing the firm's worldwide reputation. His trademarks, posters, publications and art installations for contemporary buildings are widely recognized and have received nearly every award bestowed by the profession, including gold medals from the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Society of Illustrators.

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robin Benson on November 8, 2006
Format: Hardcover
The obvious stocking filler for type and graphic folk. Brownjohn, Chermayeff and Geismar packed so much into this little book with one typeface (Standard Medium) in one size (forty-eight point) and one color (black) to produce an amazing collection of visual puns like NON-CONFORMISt or nO!se or qu"o"te or EXPEN$IVE.

In 1962 I bought a copy of Typographica Magazine that included the original forty-eight page booklet, held into the mag by cord which ran through a small hole punched through the pages. I thought at the time it was a wonderful example of American design, exuberant and simple and in the same style as the work of Herb Lubalin (genius) Otto Storch (Art Director for McCall's magazine), Bill Golden (CBS) or Rudolph de Harak.

There is though an extremely small difference from the original booklet and it is, interestingly, on the word spec-cif'i-cal-ly, the wrong font apostrophe is not at the same angle...just thought I would mention it!

Thanks to Chronicle Books this lively little book will intrigue and provide an inward smile to a new bunch fans.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ekaterina Floyd on October 30, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I loved this simple and short but ingenious book so much that now I buy it for all my friends who appreciate good design and good thought.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Neil C. Patel on January 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book is a complete waste of time. Understand that this is not supposed to be a readable book, but more like art; unfortunately this art only makes me feel resentful and bitter for even opening the first page. If you happen to be reading this and in the 3-5 age group, the majority of all the pages are left blank..(deliberately?), and will allow plenty of uninterrupted crayon time.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?